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Welcome to Down These Mean Streets, a weekly trip back to the Golden Age of Radio where we rub elbows with the era's greatest private eyes, cops, and crime-fighters. Since 2013, I've been podcasting everything from cozy mysteries to police procedurals, spotlighting characters ranging from hard boiled gumshoes to amateur sleuths. 

Be sure to tune in each Sunday for adventures of a radio detective and the behind-the-scenes stories of their shows. Join me as we spend time with Sam Spade, Johnny Dollar, Sgt. Joe Friday, and more!

Oct 6, 2013

The story you're about to hear is true.  It's Jack Webb's legendary police procedural Dragnet, bringing actual Los Angeles Police Department cases to radio.  Webb is Sgt. Joe Friday, with Barton Yarborough as Sgt. Ben Romero in "The Big Late Script," originally aired on NBC on July 26, 1951.